Packt is re-launching its annual Award as the Open Source Awards this year and while reading this may catch some off guard, those who are familiar with Packt’s values will recognize that this is a move that allows us to encourage, support, recognize and reward not only Content Management Systems but all Open Source projects, benefiting the Open Source community as a whole.
Packt would like for all of you to fill in the new eBook survey and as an act of goodwill, Packt is offering those who fill it in, a huge eBook discount.
In order to gain a greater understanding of the take-up of cloud computing, Packt is running a cloud computing survey. We would love to hear your thoughts on this upcoming technology, and in return for your answers will offer 40% off the price of your next eBook purchase, through a discount code which you will receive on completion of the short questionnaire. It should take ten minutes at most, and can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S6H2NC6
Friday 11 June sees the start of 2010’s biggest sporting event so far, the soccer World Cup. Now you may wonder how this affects you. Well to celebrate, we are running a competition that could see you win Packt prizes.
Packt's books are in the bookstore at Microsoft Tech-Ed, in room 270 of the convention centre. Come have a look!
At 8.40 on a muggy New Orleans Monday morning, I was sitting in a huge hall watching live jazz. Four giant screens, to either side of a colourful stage, cannot match the energy of the band's performance, or the feeling of surreality as a cover of James Brown's I Feel Good rang around the conference hall, complete with washboard and accordion.
Packt is attending Microsoft Tech-Ed from the 7th to the 10th of June in New Orleans. James Lumsden, publisher for Packt Enterprise, and Mark Nichols, Packt's marketing executive, will both be spending a lot of time on the floor of the exposition, and it would be great to meet some of the organizations attending.
If you will be at Tech-Ed, drop us a message on TechEd@PacktPub.com.
You have probably noticed some pretty hefty discounts on books on Packt's website recently, being offered in celebration of the brand launch. 20% is being offered off the price of all hard copy books, and 30% off the price of all eBooks.